One of the best things about having essential oils in my life is how empowered it makes me feel as a mom! With six children in my care, I have lots of little tricks and hacks that help me keep things running smooth and help everyone stay healthy! I thought I would share a few with you here today.
Stop the Spread of Germs
Make your own hand sanitizer by mixing 35 drops of protective blend with distilled water. Put it in a water bottle and spray as needed. Take it to the grocery with you to spray germs off the cart. Spray it on door knobs throughout the day. Spray your kids hands as they come in the door. So many ways to use this handy spray.
Do you get those at your house? The kids don't want to get up and you certainly are wishing you didn't have to make them. These are usually pretty common on Mondays. Simply diffuse a few drops of peppermint and wild orange and you'll see them perk right up!
It isn't uncommon, with several kids and their friends for bathrooms to get a little smelly. Keep it fresh by placing 3 drops of your favorite essential oil on the inside of the toilet paper roll.
Crayon markings and fingerprints
I find these everywhere, especially the fingerprints on my stainless steel appliances. A super quick way to make them be gone is to put lightly wet a cloth and dab a few drops of lemon essential oil on it. Wipe and shine away!
By the time everyone gets home and ready to do homework, that tired sluggish feeling has settled in again. Combat it by diffusing peppermint and frankincense while they work.
Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a wool dryer ball and toss in with your clothes. You won't need dryer sheets any longer, your clothes will come out smelling fresh and the dryer balls will reduce the drying time needed! Such a win-win.
Pet Odors in Carpet
As much as we love our furry friends, we don't always love the smell they can leave behind. Mix a few drops of purify in a cup of baking soda and sprinkle on your carpet. Let it sit for about an hour and then vacuum up. You'll love how fresh and clean the room smells.
Do you just dread getting that pink slip in the back pack? You know, the one that says head lice has been found at school! Or even worse, when you are the parent who gets the phone call that it was your child with the lice. A great way to get rid of them is to mix 1/4 c. olive oil and 15 drops melaleuca and apply to scalp with a cotton ball. Let it sit, then comb well and wash. Repeat as necessary.
When the pollen is thick in the air and your little ones start sniffling, layer 2 drops lavender, 2 drops lemon and 2 drops peppermint to the back of their neck. Reapply multiple times a day until their allergies subside.
Want a quick way to wipe down counters, bathrooms, etc. without the chemicals? These wipes are all natural and great for your kids to use as well! Take a roll of paper towels and remove the center cardboard piece. Smash it down and cut in half. These wipes will now fit in a baby wipes container (just hold on to them when you are done). Add 1/4 c. distilled water, 30 drops protective, 15 drops cleansing blend and 10 drops lemon. Put the mixture in the bottom of the container and place the towels on top. Over time, they'll absorb the moisture and you can tear them off sheet by sheet and use them to wipe things down.
I hope these will give you ideas and help you feel more empowered as a mother.
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